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Accessibility goes into DOM
PWFG group  suggested two new methods for DOM Element interface. These methods reflect role and name accessibility concepts, and corresponding methods were named as computedRole and computedLabel. I have bunch of issues with the approach I wanted to outline...
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Peculiarities of standartization
Sometimes standardization might have amusing consequences. Some preliminary. Say the web author need to place an image for pure design purposes, it could be a background image for example, and of course the author doesn't want it to be visible for screen re...
Sometimes standardization might have amusing consequences. Some preliminary. Say the web author need to place an image for pure design purposes, it could be a background image for example, and of course the author doesn't wan...
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Before IAccessible2 Mozilla practiced all manner of extensions of MSAA. I don't mean I exalt the forethought of MSAA API, I'd rather say this is an example of necessity is the mother of invention. But fortunately MSAA was ...
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What's new in Firefox 25 for AT
ARIA * We don't map aria-atomic:false to accessibility API anymore (see bug). UAIG is flexible on this and allows a fork in implementation: either ignore it or map it. Ignoring seems more reasonable so we did it this way. And...
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Here's a list of core accessibility improvements in oncoming Firefox 23 (will be available as beta 24 June). ARIA A non standard extension of ARIA was introduced. Now Firefox recognize a "key" ARIA role which is mapped to pu...
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What's new in Firefox 22 for assistive technology.
Firefox 22 reached beta status (it will be released June 24). It's time to list accessibility improvements we made for this version. ARIA ARIA role="note" doesn't allow name from subtree (bug) anymore. The bug caused JAWS, f...
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Yandex.People
This might be a little bit strange post. It's not about the web, it's about people working at Yandex. Yandex is a largest IT company in Russia (some also refer to it as Russian Google). They invited me to visit their YaC conference this year to talk about a...
This might be a little bit strange post. It's not about the web, it's about people working at Yandex. Yandex is a largest IT company in Russia (some also refer to it as Russian Google). They invited me to visit their YaC conf...
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Personalized web for the assistive technology
Sometimes the web authors provide a different content for screen readers than they do that for sighted users. That could be an additional content like "skip to content" navigational links or set of landmarks to create a more reliable document structure. In ...
Sometimes the web authors provide a different content for screen readers than they do that for sighted users. That could be an additional content like "skip to content" navigational links or set of landmarks to create a more ...
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Browsers traditionally overlook MathML accessibility besides MathML implementation itself by some of them. Because of that there is a bunch of 3d parties software to display MathML and expose math content to assistive technol...
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what's new in Fireofx 24 for AT
Here's a list of Firefox 24 (currently Aurora) improvements for assistive technology. ARIA We supported one more way to create hierarchy for ARIA lists and trees (see bug). Now you can do <ul role="list"> <li role="listitem...
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After months of long discussions the IAccessible2 group released 1.3 version. It was probably most disputable release after the initial shipping. A number of assistive technology vendors requested a number of changes for bett...
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